Charlotte MacLeod
Charlotte MacLeod (1922-2005) was a Canadian-born American author of mystery novels. She is best known for her Professor Peter Shandy series and also wrote the Sarah Kelling & Max Bittersohn series as well as the Madoc Rhys and Grub-And-Stakers series as Alisa Craig. Charlotte MacLeod was born in New Brunswick and her family moved to the United States shortly after. She was educated at the Art Institute of Boston and then worked as a copywriter (while beginning her fiction career). Her writing is very light and consists of likable and eccentric characters. She passed away in 2005 in a nursing home from Alzheimer’s disease.

Charlotte MacLeod’s career began in 1964 with the novel Mystery of the White Knight. Her final novel was the Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn novel The Balloon Man, published in 1998. Her final published work was the short story collection It Was an Awful Shame and Other Stories, which was largely a re-issue of her earlier collection Grab Bag with additional content. Below is a list of Charlotte MacLeod’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Professor Peter Shandy Books


Rest You Merry(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Luck Runs Out(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wrack and Rune(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Something the Cat Dragged In(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Curse of the Giant Hogweed(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Corpse in Oozak's Pond(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vane Pursuit(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Owl Too Many(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Something in the Water(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Exit the Milkman(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sarah Kelling & Max Bittersohn Books


The Family Vault(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Withdrawing Room(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Palace Guard(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bilbao Looking Glass(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Convival Codfish(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Plain Old Man(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Recycled Citizen(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silver Ghost(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gladstone Bag(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Resurrection Man(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Odd Job(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Balloon Man(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Madoc Rhys Books


A Pint of Murder(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Goes Mumming(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Dismal Thing to Do(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trouble in the Brasses(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wrong Rite(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Grub-And-Stakers Books


The Grub-And-Stakers Move a Mountain(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Grub-And-Stakers Quilt a Bee(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Grub-And-Stakers Pinch a Poke(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Grub-And-Stakers Spin a Yarn(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Grub-And-Stakers House a Haunt(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Mystery of the White Knight(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Next Door to Danger(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fat Lady's Ghost(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mouse's Vineyard(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brass Pounder(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ask Me No Questions(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King Devil(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
We Dare Not Go A-Hunting(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cirak's Daughter(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Terrible Tide(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maid of Honor(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Grab Bag(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It Was an Awful Shame and Other Stories(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Mistletoe Mysteries(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christmas Stalkings: Tales of Yuletide Murder(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Mado Rhys and Grub-and-Stakers series were written as Alisa Craig. Mistletoe Mysteries was co-edited with Brian M. Thomsen.

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  • Tony Knight

    does anyone know where I can buy the movie of Charlotte MacLeod’s “Rest You Merry” please